LOOKING

Howard and Roberta Ahmanson visit Olafur Eliasson’s “Room for one colour (1997)” at the National Gallery in London. The immersive installation is the final work in the exhibition “Monochrome: Painting in Black and White” curated by Jennifer Slivka and sponsored by the Ahmansons. The exhibition spans seven centuries and includes 50 works by artists who have—in most cases—deliberately turned to monochrome in their art, whether it me black and white paintings, grisaille drawings, yellow and black stained glass, or a room filled with yellow light.

One of the attributes of God himself is Beauty.  Not something sentimental or a means of setting standards to exclude work that doesn’t fit our social or intellectual paradigms, but rather that experience we enjoy when a work of art or the way the light hits the water gives us a deeper and rewarding, even if painful, glimpse into the nature of reality and of our lives. Beyond that, the Bible teaches that human beings are made in the image of God. That means, first off, that we are beautiful. It also means that, as God created the universe in all its glory, we, too, are creators. So, art works are tangible expressions of God’s work in us and in the world. And, we are part of the wonder of it all. Collections bear witness to the Beauty and the extravagance of the universe and the God who created it.

  • Google

    Google

    Rafaël Rozendaal

    Textile

    2015

    DUTCH, BRAZILIAN

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    Buzzfeed

    Rafaël Rozendaal

    Textile

    2015

    DUTCH, BRAZILIAN

  • Burgos Cathedral

    Burgos Cathedral

    David Roberts

    Oil

    1838

    SCOTTISH, BRITISH

  • Native Country 3

    Native Country 3

    Phan Quang

    Digital C print on archival paper

    2013

    VIETNAMESE

  • Native Country 2

    Native Country 2

    Phan Quang

    Digital C print on archival paper

    2013

    VIETNAMESE

  • Native Country 1

    Native Country 1

    Phan Quang

    Digital C print on archival paper

    2013

    VIETNAMESE

  • Crucifixion

    Crucifixion

    Sir Sidney Nolan

    Oil

    1956

    BRITISH

  • Blown Knot 632 (Varia 03)

    Blown Knot 632 (Varia 03)

    Jean-Luc Moulène

    Glass sculpture

    2012

    FRENCH

  • Madonna and Child

    Madonna and Child

    Henry Moore

    Terra cotta sculpture

    1943

    BRITISH

  • Moses

    Moses

    Gerald Moira R.I.N.P.V.P.R.W.S.

    Oil

    BRITISH

  • The Artists with His Wife in an Interior (aka The Artist at His Easel with His Model Playing a Viola de Gamba)

    The Artists with His Wife in an Interior (aka The Artist at His Easel with His Model Playing a Viola de Gamba)

    Gabriel Metsu

    Oil

    1663

    DUTCH

  • Folded Cross, Yellow-Gold

    Folded Cross, Yellow-Gold

    John Mason

    Ceramic

    2002

    AMERICAN

  • Shifting Blue Spear

    Shifting Blue Spear

    John Mason

    Ceramic

    2014

    AMERICAN

  • Jacob’s Dream

    Jacob’s Dream

    Augustus Lunn, A.R.C.A.

    Egg tempera on gesso panel

    1944

    BRITISH

  • Head of Christ, c. 1648-56 (After Rembrandt)

    Head of Christ, c. 1648-56 (After Rembrandt)

    Robert Longo

    Graphite on paper

    2015

    AMERICAN

  • William Hall & Co.

    William Hall & Co.

    Meg Lipke

    Fabric dye with beeswax on wool felt in three pieces

    2013

    AMERICAN

  • Study: The Good Samaritan

    Study: The Good Samaritan

    Christopher Le Brun

    Oil on board

    1995

    BRITISH

  • Study for The Parables

    Study for The Parables

    Christopher Le Brun

    Oil on board

    1995

    BRITISH

  • The Parables

    The Parables

    Christopher Le Brun

    Oil on board

    1995

    BRITISH

  • Study for the Prodigal Son

    Study for the Prodigal Son

    Christopher Le Brun

    Oil on board

    1995

    BRITISH